CSI: Miami

Season 5 Episode 6

Curse Of The Coffin

2
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 23, 2006 on CBS
8.5
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Episode Summary

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When strange accidents occur in the lab, the CSI team is spooked during a death investigation involving voodoo. As Halloween is near everyone starts to think that the lab is cursed.

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  • All time favourite

    10
    I absolutley loved this episode. I guess I'm a little biast because the only reason I enjoyed this episode was due to the fact that Ryan is in it a lot. I love Ryan so much that I find no matter what the synopsis the episode is fantastic. Although honestly I would have given this a 10 anyway cos the actual plot was unique in comparison to any other shows and episodes. I thought that the most hilarious thing that happened during this episode was Horatio walking away from the car saying "Burn baby burn" while it was blowing up. he is so corny.moreless
  • Wow!! That was ... ridiculously STUPID!

    3.5
    I read all about the stupidity of this episode, but what I really saw was unimaginable!! It was horrible! I felt almost disoriented watching the many events and jumbled characters ... it was completely messed up. The dialogue was non-existent, the plot was overstuffed and the acting was ... "Miami style" ... speaks for itself.



    God I hate Caruso. Can't believe I used to like him a while back!! I mean seriously; "Burn baby burn"??!! Come on, what's up with the writers? If this represents a sample of what's coming next this season I might as well save myself some time and go study or something.



    This show is going downhill fast, why I still watch it ... God only knows!!moreless
  • One of the best episode in this series.

    10
    I don't believe in voodoo, but I do like this episode. This episode is awesome. I don't expect this episode to be good because CSI: Miami gives me many disappointing episode, including the episodes "Rio", "Death Pool 100" and more. But this episode is totally different, this episode is great, exciting, and a little creepy. I love this episode so much! Ryan Wolfe started to believe in voodoo when he saw a dead body wakes up in the morgue. That is creative. I love it. Congratulations to Sunil Nayar and Krystal Houghton, for such an excellent episode for CSI: Miami viewers.moreless
  • Poor Ryan lol

    10
    This was an exciting episode, filled with suspense and lame clichés. The goat's head was a little gross. I mean, how do you miss that? The smell would definitely get to me faster than the bugs buzzin' about. I loved how Ryan was trying to be manly and trying to get Calleigh to believe he wasn't scared. I think the best part about this episode was how the writers were able to tie all the strange phenomenons back to scientic reasons. Like, Ryan's hands going numb, Boa Vista's face getting all bloody, although that wasn't really science, more like accident. But then that's how strange things happen, right?



    I think the only stickler I had was David Caruso's acting or lack there of. Before Caruso fans get on my @$$ for saying that, I want to remind y'all I'm entitled to my opinion, so hear me out. The whole "burn baby, burn," thing was really lame. And when the suspect said, "golfing isn't illegal," Caruso says, "but murder is," was way over used. I think the writers need to upgrade Caruso's character.moreless
  • Voodoo and curses and coffins oh my!!

    8.9
    This episode started out with a dead girl and a small coffin beside her. Eric fills us in on the Santaria curses and won't touch anything in the room. Wolfe ends up bagging the coffin and then the fun begins. I loved how they crushed every curse theory with science almost immediatley. As Calleigh says early on " I belive in Scince" There were some humerous moments which is good to see with this team. Speedle used to add comedy with his wisecracks, but there aren't many lately. There was the part with Horatio bravely driving the car off the lab property to dispose of the bomb, but come on writers give us some credit, we watched him drive, live for 4 minutes, on a highway, to the beach, couldn't you have written that part better. The only thing that wasn't explained in this show was the small coffin. Where did it come from? And how it get there? Which brings me to the perfect ending, the one small piece of evidence unexplained, goes missing and ends up under the criminal's chair. Perfect!! Leave that one trace of "maybe there is a curse" left for us to mill over.moreless
David Caruso

David Caruso

Lieutenant Horatio Caine

Emily Procter

Emily Procter

Calleigh Duquesne

Adam Rodriguez

Adam Rodriguez

Eric "Delko" Delektorsky

Jonathan Togo

Jonathan Togo

Ryan Wolfe (Episodes 54+, Recurring Previously)

Khandi Alexander

Khandi Alexander

Chief Medical Examiner Alexx Woods

Rex Linn

Rex Linn

Detective Frank Tripp (Episode 98+ Recurring Previously)

Heather Stephens

Heather Stephens

Danielle Madison

Guest Star

Lauralee Bell

Lauralee Bell

Alissa Valone

Guest Star

Matt Battaglia

Matt Battaglia

Trevor Valone

Guest Star

Brendan Fehr

Brendan Fehr

Dan Cooper

Recurring Role

Boti Bliss

Boti Bliss

M. Valera

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Natalia: I guess you just... you never know when death is coming.
      Horatio: No, we don't, and that's why we shouldn't live in fear of it.

    • Ryan:You know, all this bad stuff started happening when I touched that coffin. You don't think that that's a coincidence,do you? You know, like Alissa was cursed by it and now I am?
      Calleigh: Don't be silly.I belive in science.
      Ryan: Yeah, I do too, I'm just, I'm just saying it's kinda weird.
      Calleigh: It's not weird. We're just here to pick up Alissas computer. It's right here, we'll shut it down, bring it to the lab, and have Cooper analyse the harddrive. It's very simple.
      ( The computers goes up in flames on it's own)
      Ryan: Coincidence?

    • Calleigh: You see, I don't think this place is so scary in the daytime, do you?
      Ryan: What? Nah, come on, I wasn't scared.
      Calleigh: You know I listened to the entire tape, don't you, Ryan?
      Ryan: So, there was an accomplice here?
      Calleigh (laughs): Way to change the subject.

    • Cooper (about putting together the non-melted components of the victim's computer): So I frankensteined this little contraption together you see before your eyes. It's my little monster. It's kinda fitting for the case, don't you think?
      Calleigh: Yes, it's very cute. In fact, I can't believe you put all of this together today; it took me a week to set up my TiVo.

    • Eric (after Ryan falls onto a dead body): You okay Wolfe?
      Ryan: I hate this case.
      Eric: Yeah tell me about it.

    • (Alexx examines a victim) Alexx: I can't say for sure, but it looks like blunt force trauma. Tripp: A golf club as a murder weapon? Alexx: Wouldn't be the first time.

    • Det. Tripp: You play golf Trevor?
      Trevor: Yeah, is that illegal?
      Horatio: No, but killing your ex-wife is, Trevor.

    • (A body has disappeared from the morgue, and another left in it's place)
      Alexx: Well I still don't understand how my body, put another body here and then left the morgue.

    • (A body is missing from the morgue):
      Ryan: You know, what I want to know is how Ed got up and got out of here without any one seeing him.
      Alexx: My staff isn't trained to watch the living.

    • (Ryan stares at the Santeria ritual coffin)
      Eric: Starting to believe?
      Ryan: Well ehh… there's a dead guy walking around there, I suffered temporary paralysis and then there was some spontaneous combustion over there… and all that since we brought this thing (points at coffin) here, so I would have to say yes, Santeria definitely had something to do with Alyssa's death, sure.

    • Valera: (about Santeria involvemnet in the case) Heard some one died twice today, freaky.
      Eric: Yeah, but I know somebody killed twice today.

    • Horatio: (walking out of the exploding car) Burn, baby burn!

    • (Ryan drops files)
      Alexx: (looks at him) You gonna pick that up?
      Ryan: I can't feel my hands.
      Alexx: You messin' with me?
      Ryan: No, they're completely numb. Is there something on them?

  • NOTES (5)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Cooper: So I frankensteined this little contraption you see before you.

      Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel by Mary Shelley first published in 1818. It tells the story of the creation of a working 'man' by the cobbling together of parts of various corpses, in the same way Cooper has cobbled together computer parts to access the damaged hard-drive.

    • Horatio: Burn baby, burn

      The lyrics Burn Baby, Burn are from the chorus of Disco Inferno is a single by The Trammps from the eponymous album. It gained much greater recognition once it was included on the soundtrack to the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever. It was also notably covered Tina Turner in 1993 and by Cyndi Lauper in 1999.

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